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'Into the Wild' bus on display during preservation work

Oct. 12, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university’s...

Man accused of threatening 2 US senators to remain in jail

Oct. 09, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska’s two Republican U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voicemails that...

Alaska man faces charges over threatening Murkowski's life

Oct. 06, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man faces federal charges after authorities allege he threatened to hire an assassin to kill U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. In a separate threat left in a voice message at Murkowski’s...

COVID spike pushes Alaska’s health care system to brink

Oct. 05, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

TANACROSS, Alaska (AP) — One Alaska Native village knew what to do to keep out COVID-19. They put up a gate on the only road into town and guarded it round the clock. It was the same idea used a century ago in some isolated Indigenous villages to protect people from outsiders during another...

Alaska allows hospitals to ration care amid COVID spike

Oct. 02, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Saturday activated emergency crisis protocols that allow 20 medical facilities to ration care if needed as the state recorded the nation’s worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in recent days, straining the state’s limited health care...

Alaska redistricting board adopts draft maps for comment

Sep. 10, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board tasked with rewriting Alaska's legislative boundaries based on the latest census have adopted two draft maps for comment. During a meeting Thursday, members of the five-person redistricting board agreed on most boundaries across Alaska...

Alaska House calls for $1,100 dividend; dispute over funds

Aug. 31, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House passed legislation Tuesday calling for an $1,100 dividend to residents but there are different interpretations as to whether much of the money that would be used for the checks is available. The bill, which passed 24-16, calls for...

Indiana man survives grizzly attack in Denali National Park

Aug. 24, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 55-year-old Indiana man is recuperating in stable condition Tuesday at a Fairbanks hospital after being mauled by a bear in Denali National Park and Preserve. The man, who has not been identified, was hiking alone Monday evening in...

Ketchikan marijuana retailer again offering onsite smoking

Aug. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A marijuana retailer in Ketchikan is again offering onsite consumption of cannabis, months after the pandemic temporarily shuttered that part of the business. Kanoe Zantuya, an owner of Cannabis Corner, said a small indoor consumption area has...

Foo Fighters require vaccine proof, test for Alaska shows

Aug. 14, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Foo Fighters rock band is requiring that people who attend their upcoming shows in Alaska be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative test result 48 hours before attending, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The 12-time...